Category Archive: The Providence School

Mar 19

Partnership with Fayette County technical schools gives Jessamine County students opportunity to learn trades

Josh Peyton, a junior from East Jessamine High School, worked on a welding project at Southside Technical School in Lexington on Friday. The school offers several programs to local students that are not available in Jessamine County. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Every day this semester, roughly 70 high-schoolers in Jessamine County show up at school and then leave. They’re not skipping class; they’re going to two technical centers in Fayette County to learn trades that aren’t taught in the Jessamine County school system. Students are bused from East Jessamine High School, West Jessamine High School and …

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Mar 07

Three down, two to go: An update on principal searches this year in Jessamine County

With the principal hirings of Scott Wells at West Jessamine High School on Thursday and Charlanne Pook at The Providence School on Friday, there are two Jessamine County principal vacancies left to fill before next year. We could have a third principal announcement in as many school days on Monday; the Warner Elementary School council …

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Mar 07

Assistant principal Pook tabbed to lead The Providence School as second principal ever

Charlanne Pook, center, hugged superintendent Kathy Fields on Friday after the announcement that Pook would take over as principal of The Providence School in July. Pook has been an assistant principal at Providence for 11 years. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

A long path through a variety of roles has led Charlanne Pook to her ultimate goal — principal of The Providence School. Pook, currently an assistant principal at the alternative middle and high school, was announced as the next principal Friday and will officially take that role July 1. Pook, 49, has spent 28 years …

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Feb 20

Administrators credit highest Jessamine County EXPLORE scores to Common Core, individual interventions, early preparation


Jessamine County eighth-graders scored higher than ever on the ACT predictor test this year — and administrators say it’s because of new standards and better preparation. The EXPLORE test is given to all Kentucky eighth-graders, and the PLAN test is given to all Kentucky 10th-graders. Results from both tests, which are precursors to the ACT …

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Feb 03

Parents get planning going for Project Graduation 2014 in Jessamine County

The ball is rolling for the Project Graduation event that is set to take place at West Jessamine High School the night of the commencements for West High and East Jessamine High School. The all-night event is for seniors from East High, West High and The Providence School and will feature games, food, music and …

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